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Vol. III
p163
2361

(Born N. H.)

Winfield S. Edgerly

(Ap'd N. H.)

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Born Framingham, NH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1866, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp near Ft. Riley, Kan., Sep. 28 to Nov., 1870, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Mar. 14, 1871; in garrison at Mt. Vernon, Ky., Mar. 26 to July 13, 1871, — Meridian, Mis., to Nov., 1871, — Chester, S. C., to Mar. 19, 1872, — Opelika, Ala., to Mar., 1873, — and Memphis, Ten., and Ft. Snelling, Min., to June 3, 1873; Escorting Northern Boundary Survey, June 22 to Oct., 1873; on frontier duty at Ft. Totten, Dak., to May 20, 1874 (leave of absence, Oct. 19 to Nov. 3, 1873, and Nov. 19, 1873, to Mar. 30, 1874), — Escorting Northern Birthday Survey, May 20 to Sep. 14, 1874, — Ft. Totten, Dak., to Apr. 17, 1875, — Ft. Lincoln, Dak., May 4, 1875, to May 17, 1876, — Sioux Expedition, to Sep. 26, 1876, being engaged in the Battle of Little Big Horn, June 26‑27, 1876, — as Regimental Quartermaster, June 25 to Nov. 14,

(First Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 25, 1876)

1876, — Ft. Lincoln, Dak., to Apr. 28, 1877, — Ft. Totten, Dak., May 3, 1877, to June 24, 1878 (protecting stage road at Ft. Lincoln and near Deadwood, Dak., Aug. 25 to Dec. 26, 1877), Scouting, June 24 to Nov. 20, 1878, — and Ft. Lincoln, Dak., Nov. 20‑30, 1878; on leave of absence, and witness before Court of Inquiry at Chicago, Ill., Nov. 30, 1878, to Apr. 26, 1879; and on frontier duty at Ft. Lincoln, Dak. (charge of Ordnance Depot, June 29 to Oct. 15, 1879), to Oct. 15, 1879, — Ft. Yates, Dak., to Sep. 23, 1881, — Inspecting Cavalry Horses, to Mar. 17, 1882, — Ft. Yates, Dak. (leave of absence, Mar. 17 to July 18, 1882) to Jan. 8, 1883, — Recruiting to Oct. 4, 1884, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.,

(Captain, 7th Cavalry, Sep. 22, 1883)

Nov. 7, 1884, to Jun. 3, 1885, — Ft. Keogh, Mon., to Oct. 4, 1886, — Ft. Meade, Dak., to May 21, 1887, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p203
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Winfield Scott Edgerly)

Military History. — In Pine Ridge campaign, Jan. and Feb., 1891. — At Fort Riley, Kan., till Dec. 24, 1892. — In Texas, in the field, and at Fort Clark and Camp Eagle Pass, till Aug., 1895. — Professor of Military Science, etc., at Maine State College, till 1896. — On duty with National Guard of New Hampshire and U. S. Mustering Officer for New Hampshire, till June 18, 1898.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Inspector-General, U. S. Volunteers,
June 8, 1898)

— Inspector-General, 2d Army Corps, from June 25, 1898 to May 12, 1899. — Acting Inspector-General, 2d Army Corps, till disbandment of Corps. — Commissary of Musters, 2d Army Corps, for several months.

(Major of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, July 9, 1898)

(Transferred to 7th Cavalry, Jan. 5, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 12, 1899)

Vol. V
p175
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — On duty in Cuba from Nov., 1899

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 10th Cavalry, Feb. 19, 1901)

(Transferred to the 7th Cavalry, March 20, 1901)

to May 22, 1902, as squadron commander at Columbia Barracks, Commanding Officer Target Camp at Guanahay,º Inspector-General, Department of Havana, assistant to the Inspector-General, Division of Cuba. — Also investigating Spanish War claims. — On duty with 7th Cavalry at Camp George H. Thomas, Chickamauga Park from July, 1902 to Feb., 1903.

(Colonel, 2d Cavalry, April, 1903)

— Commanding Fort Myer, Va., till Dec. 19, 1903. — Sailed from New York for Manila, Dec. 20, 1903; arrived in Manila Feb. 17, 1904. — In command of Camp Wallace de Union from Feb. 24, 1904 till April, 1905. — Commanding Camp Stotsenburg from April, 1905 to June 16, 1905.

(Brig.‑General, U. S. A., June 23, 1905)

— Commanding Department of Luzon from June 16, 1905 to Aug. 1905. — Commanding Camp McKinley, Rizal, Aug., 1905 to Jan., 1907. — Commanding Department of the Gulf from March 3, 1907 to July 31, 1907. — On duty in connection with the German maneuvers from Aug. 1 to Oct., 1907. — On duty with various boards in Washington, D. C., until May, 1908. — Commanding Department of Dakota from May, 1908 to May, 1909. — Commanding Cavalry and Artillery School at Fort Riley, Kas., Sept., 1909. — Leave of absence from Sept. 29 to Dec. 29, 1909.

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Retired Dec. 29, 1909,
for disability in the line of duty.

Vol. VI
p155
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Winfield Scott Edgerly, Born May 29, 1846.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., June 23, 1905.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 29, 1909,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Member of Military Emergency Board, State of New Hampshire, April 12, 1917; on active military duty commanding Mobilization Camp, Concord, N. H., July 26, to Sept. 17, 1917.

Vol. VII
p102
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., June 23, 1905.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 29, 1909,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Sept. 10, 1927, at Framingham, N. H.: Aged 81.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1931.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Edgerly's birthdate is from his AOG obituary.


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